It’s that time of year again; summer has well and truly closed its doors and instead, we’re greeted by an unwelcome chill in the air and the desperate need to dig out all our thick socks and cosy winter coats. If your latest holiday is already a distant memory or, even worse, you didn’t make it away this summer; there’s only one thing that should be on your mind right now: Winter sun.
There’s nothing better than jetting off, leaving behind a cold and miserable UK, knowing that you’re heading to somewhere warm and sunny. But where should you head for guaranteed sunshine? Here are my top picks for where to go for winter sun this year.
If your holidays are all about action and adventure, then you’ll love all the adrenaline-fuelled activities you can try out on Cape Verde’s stunning island of Sal. From dune adventures to the thriving water sports scene, there’s non-stop fun to be had in the year-round sunshine. Either that or lay back and watch it all from your sun lounger.
Summer in Cyprus is absolutely scorching; meaning the rest of the year remains pretty warm and sunny too. The winter months give you the perfect opportunity to explore all the historical sites, amazing beaches and beautiful coastline that the country is so famous for; from the ancient city of Paphos to the buzzing resort of Aiya Napa.
If you want to experience something really different, consider Goa for an unforgettable winter getaway. It ticks all the boxes when it comes to beaches and weather, but then has the added bonus of a rich and colourful culture for you to delve into as well. You can’t help but fall in love with the seductive charm and laid-back atmosphere of this tropical paradise.
No matter which Canary Island you pick, you’re bound to experience warm and sunny weather at any time of year. But what makes Fuerteventura so good for a dose of winter sun is how peaceful and relaxing it is, which is just what you need when you’re escaping the chaos and cold of the 9-5 back home. Unwind on the volcanic island’s sandy beaches or take advantage of the excellent windsurfing conditions; your choice.
But maybe you fancy something a little more exotic? If so, then Tobago could be just the place for you. It may be one of the smaller Caribbean islands, but it’s virtually unspoilt and breathtaking in every way. Dip your toes in the crystal clear waters at Pigeon Point beach, explore the island’s lush rainforests or even cheer on the goat-racing locals. Yes, you heard that right.
Have you got any winter sun booked for this year? Or maybe you’re thinking of booking some winter sun for the first time? Where would you love to be sunning away those winter blues? Let me know in the comments below.